Delicious DIY Foot Soaks Yummy Foot Soaks That Nourish Dry Skin

These delicious foot soaks help remove dead skin on feet and toes, plus they're super yummy: Peach, pink sugar, cucumber, watermelon and more.

Super Yummy Foot Soaks To Nourish Dry Skin

You may already know how to make your DIY foot soaks worthy of a spa, but have you ever tried making a footbath that would impress an all-star chef? Try whipping up one of these super scrumptious foot soaks for dry feet and you just may prove that you’re “undefeetable” when it comes to using basic kitchen ingredients to soothe your tired tootsies, remove dead foot skin and nourish dry skin. 

Cold Watermelon Crawl Foot Soak

It’s not only a fun country song, the Watermelon Crawl also makes a great cold foot soak. The secret is the vodka, which not only softens the skin but can also help against foot odor. Oh yeah, and just what exactly is a watermelon crawl? According to the lyrics of Tracy Byrd's song of the same name, it was the way a mayor urged his townsfolk to get home after the annual red wine watermelon crushing event occurred. Foot out fabulous!


  • 3 cups of crushed watermelon
  • A few shots of vodka
  • 2 tbs Epsom salt
  • Several drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Enough chilled water to fill a basin or cover the feet


Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together and soak your feet in the chilled mixture for 10 to 15 minutes.

*Editor’s Tip: Try using the same ingredients with additional salt and sans water for a delicious foot scrub you can use in the shower or bath.

Perk ‘Em Up Pumpkin Pie Soak

Pumpkin not only tastes delicious, it’s a delicious treat for sore, tired feet. The enzymes in the fall squash help dissolve dead skin cells, and the carotenoids in the veggie’s flesh have free-radical-neutralizing powers. The honey further softens dry feet, as does the silky smooth cream.

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  • 16 ounce can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Several drops of cinnamon essential oil
  • Enough warm water to fill a basin or cover your feet


Thoroughly mix all of the above ingredients together and soak your feet in the autumn-friendly concoction for 15 to 20 minutes. Follow up by drying your feet, slathering them with coconut oil and covering with thick socks.

READ MORE: 7 Ways Pumpkins Benefits Foot Health 

Freedom of Peach Soak

Sweet juicy peaches do more than make perfect peach pies. The summer fruit contains a variety of skin-friendly nutrients and antioxidants. Peaches are a great skin moisturizer and exfoliating ingredient, and the proteins found in the fruit help facilitate tissue repair when cuts and bacteria infections are present. The addition of lavender helps soothe swollen limbs.


  • 1 carton of peach juice  
  • Several drops of lavender or almond essential oil
  • Fresh lavender leaves (optional)
  • Enough warm water to fill a basin or cover your feet


Thoroughly mix all of the above ingredients together and soak your feet in the summer-ready concoction for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Pink Sugar Candy Foot Soak

This footbath isn’t just sweet; it’s a serious treat for achy, unhappy tootsies. Just the yummy smell alone can perk up dry skin.


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups strawberry, raspberry or other red juice
  • Enough warm water to fill a basin or cover your feet


Using a saucepan over low heat, slowly dissolve the sugar into the milk. Stir the melted mixture together with the fruit juice and water. Soak your feet in the sweet treat for 15 to 20 minutes. Follow up by using a towel to dry your feet and then using lotion to massage your tired limbs.

Coco Chill Cucumber Lemon Soak

Totally worthy of a designer spa, but simple enough for you to do at home. That’s the perfect foot soak recipe, and this one both lives up to the challenge and remedies sore, swollen, tired feet.

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  • 2 whole cucumbers
  • 4 tbsp aloe vera
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Enough cool water to fill a basin or cover your feet


Add the cucumber, lemon juice and aloe vera to a blender and blend until smooth. Add to your basin of water and soak your feet in the summer-perfect concoction for 10 to 15 minutes.

Looking for more ways to get your feet in tip-top shape? Learn how to perfect the art of homemade foot soaks so they're spa-worthy each and every time, and find out which footbaths heal common ailments like the flu systems, headaches, cramps and more. 

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